Water 2012, 4(4), 785-792; doi:10.3390/w4040785
Editorial

Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management—Editorial for the Special Issue on Flood Risk Management

1 Section of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscienes, Delft University of Technology, Delft, 2628 CN, The Netherlands 2 School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
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Received: 26 September 2012; Accepted: 7 October 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flood Risk Management)
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Abstract: Recent flood-related disasters (Japan, Thailand, US, Australia) emphasize the need for an effective management of flood risks. As an introduction to this special issue, this editorial summarizes some of the key challenges in the field. Flood risk management needs to recognize the interconnections between infrastructures, economic systems and the role of human factors in assessing and managing the risk. The challenge for flood management in the future is to develop robust and resilient solutions that perform well in uncertain future conditions.
Keywords: flood management; flood risk; challenges

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Jonkman, S.N.; Dawson, R.J. Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management—Editorial for the Special Issue on Flood Risk Management. Water 2012, 4, 785-792.

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Jonkman SN, Dawson RJ. Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management—Editorial for the Special Issue on Flood Risk Management. Water. 2012; 4(4):785-792.

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Jonkman, Sebastiaan N.; Dawson, Richard J. 2012. "Issues and Challenges in Flood Risk Management—Editorial for the Special Issue on Flood Risk Management." Water 4, no. 4: 785-792.

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